‘The Conners’: Watch John Goodman and Katey Sagal Hilariously Try AR Headsets on Show

by Suzanne Halliburton

Last week’s momentous episode of The Conners featured a tornado crashing the wedding of Dan and Louise.

So now that the couple is hitched, what do you do for a honeymoon? Becky and Darlene have the answers for a perfectly romantic, albeit futuristic honeymoon in Wednesday’s latest The Conners.

How about an AR honeymoon, Becky proposed?

Katey Sagal, who plays Louise on The Conners, slipped a video clip on her Instagram page to hype Wednesday night’s Halloween-themed episode.

“Nothing says ‘romance’ like augmented reality,” Sagal captioned the clip. “Don’t miss The Conners tonight at 9/8c on ABC!”

The clip opens with Becky (Alicia Goranson) proposing what sounds like a big-time expensive whirlwind of a honeymoon.

“How would you like to go on a photo safari of Kenya or see tall ships in Amsterdam?” Becky asked.

“I’m not carrying around some one percenters luggage just so I can go to a place I can’t afford,” said Dan (John Goodman).

But Becky points out that all they had to do was sit on the couch. (And wear some googles).

Sagal’s Louise cracked: “I have stuff in my medicine cabinet that’ll also take me anywhere I want.” Becky tells them that their AI honeymoon already is set for a canoe trip down the Amazon.

And Dan loves it, at first. “Holy crap, Louise, are you see this? It’s amazing.” And Louise points out “I’m sitting next to you in the boat.”

Then a hippo charges into the AI trip. Dan screams “take the woman!” But Louise points out that there’s more meat on the man. Excellent point.

The two need a honeymoon after last Wednesday’s extreme episode of The Conners. A tornado ripped through the church. And Jackie (Laurie Metcalf) needed to step in to marry her brother-in-law. After all, she’s an ordained minister, via the internet.

Fans of The Conners took note that Roseanne, the original show, also included a tornado-themed episode way back in season one.

Bruce Helford, an executive producer of The Conners, said the tornado wedding was already planned before anyone remembered there was a stormy episode in the original show. In fact, someone in the writers’ room brought it up and Helford said he shrugged it off.

“And my comment was, “Well, I’m from Chicago and there’s more than one tornado you live through in your life, ‘” Helford told TVLine.com. “I experienced a lot of tornadoes. Some of this was also based on when I was a kid and we had my bar mitzvah. It occurred during one of the worst ice storms in Chicago’s history. On the drive to the synagogue, we hit three parked cars as my father was skidding around, trying to get there.”

Dave Caplan, who also is an EP on The Conners, said a disaster wedding ran true to the show’s zany brand.

“A traditional wedding episode wouldn’t have felt like The Conners,” Caplan said. “A lot of things in the Conners’ lives are tumultuous, so it only made sense to have a tumultuous wedding as well…. A lot of what the Conners are about is perseverance. Giving them a wedding that is challenging and seeing them persevere and find happiness amongst the literal rubble appealed to us.”